BMW has named Markus Flasch to be the next head of its M division after its current boss, Frank van Meel is expected to step down from the position after serving for four years.

Reports suggest that the executive revamp will not affect what van Meel had sketched out for the company in the future. Van Meel had planned out a four-tier M strategy that introduced ‘M Performance’ for models other than the M cars. Apart from that, M cars will itself will now have a basic M model along with other cars in the performance hierarchy of Competition Package, CS (Coupe Sport) and the revered CSL (Coupe Sport Light).

Reports suggest that the upcoming M3 is expected to carry a lighter kerb weight than the current M3 CS

Apart from that, van Meel also incorporated an all-wheel drive to the M-trim with the 2018 M5 sport sedan which was priorly seen on the X5 M and X6 M SUVs. Flasch who will be taking over van Meel is expected to be responsible for the company’s ambitious projects: M3 and M4 sports car. The M3 is still a couple of years far from its launch while the 3-series is almost ready for its debut.

M cars will itself will now have a basic M model along with other cars in the performance hierarchy of Competition Package

Reports suggest that the upcoming M3 is expected to carry a lighter kerb weight than the current M3 CS along with a rear-wheel steering. The car is also expected to sport plenty of carbon fibre parts along with the lack of an all-wheel drive for weight reduction.